Environmental Compliance Inspector (Water Quality Division)

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Missoula, MT, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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We are recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Inspector based out of the Missoula field office to join our Compliance, Training and Technical Assistance section in the Water Protection bureau.  At the Department of Environmental Quality, our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana’s high quality of life for current and future generations.  Come be a part of the Department of Environmental Quality!

The Compliance Inspector performs scientific and technical analyses, calculations, assessments and determinations essential to the implementation of the water quality program in the State of Montana.  Responsibilities include:  1) Providing compliance assistance, training, and support to facilities to comply with water quality rules and permit requirements; 2) Conducting inspections of various industrial, commercial, residential, and municipal wastewater treatment facilities; 3) Responding to alleged Water Quality Act complaints and violations for permitted facilities; 4) Determining whether facilities are operating in compliance with water quality rules and permit requirements; 5) Composing clear, concise, and legally defensible documents that support DEQ’s mission and the program goals, objectives, and priorities; and 6) Acting as a liaison for the Department to the public and industry on water quality compliance.

 To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter through the State of Montana Careers site.  In your cover letter, describe how your education, knowledge and skills have prepared you for this position.  Interviews may be conducted via Zoom.

The Compliance Inspector includes a career ladder for professional development and pay progression.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of technical issues related to compliance of water quality discharge permits and compliance inspection procedure, organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical methods and validity of methods, and wastewater treatment technologies.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will communicate effectively and possess analytical and critical thinking skills.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a science-based discipline, including those associated with resource protection or management, human health protection, or community planning and two (2) years of job-related experience in environmental resource protection and regulation or in a related scientific profession.  Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  

Job:  Environmental Sciences 

Salary: $ 46,006.00 - 66,539.00  Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings:  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time 

Shift:  Day Job 

Travel:  Yes, 25 % of the Time  

Primary Location:  Missoula 

   Agency:  Department of Environmental Quality Union:  Montana Federation of Public Employees Bargaining Unit:  034 - MFPE-DEQ  

Posting Date:  Oct 19, 2020, 11:29:59 PM

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone):  Nov 6, 2020, 1:59:00 AM 

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume  

Contact Name:  Christina Lipetzky  |  Contact Email:     |  Contact Phone:  406-444-6717 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency's HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.